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Inflation up to 8% in June, highest level since 1986

Energy prices up 48.7%

(ANSA) - ROME, JUL 1 - Italy's annual inflation rate rose to 8% in June, the highest level since it was at 8.2% in January 1986, according to preliminary data released by ISTAT on Friday.
    The annual inflation rate was 6.8% in May.
    The national statistics agency said energy was the driver of the soaring prices, rising by 48.7% in year-on-year terms in June, up from 42.6% in May.
    It said its trolley index of frequently bought items such as food and household goods was up 8.6% in year-on-year terms, again the highest level since January 1986. (ANSA).
   

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